Gravel & Shea won second place at the 20th annual Zonta Club Spelling Bee, held on May 19, 2016 at Champlain College. Attorneys Petra Halsema, Pauline Law and Navah Spero participated in this fundraiser for the Single Parents Program at Champlain College, which provides support for single parents so they may successfully complete their college education. The trio faced stiff competition from over ten other teams and lived up to their motto, “Lawyers Who Can Spell!”
Gravel & Shea was a proud Platinum Sponsor for the 2016 Vermont Women’s Fund annual fundraising event. This year’s event focused on Change The Story, a Vermont-based initiative committed to advancing women’s economic security in Vermont. Gravel & Shea has supported the Vermont Women’s Fund for over a decade and is proud to be considered a stakeholder. Click here for more information about the Vermont Women’s Fund and here to view a video about Change The Story.
Representing the Rutland Herald, Matthew B. Byrne obtained dismissal and the first-ever award of attorneys’ fees by a Vermont state court under Vermont’s anti-SLAPP law. The Vermont General Assembly enacted the anti-SLAPP statute to protect the exercise of First Amendment rights. After the Vermont Supreme Court affirmed the dismissal of the claim, the Vermont Superior Court entered an order awarding the Rutland Herald the attorneys’ fees it had incurred in defending the action.